In this year's awards Sliven will fight in two categories "Tourist event" and "Choosing of the Bulgarians”. In the category "Tourist Event for 2017" came the traditional Medieval Fair "Remember the Glory", held in Tuida fortress. In 2016 the fortress won and brought to Sliven one of the first sixteen "Golden Roses", after a contested battle was declared for the Best Tourist Object. This year "Tuida" and Sliven will rely on the support of all Sliven’s people and the friends on the town for the ride. In 2017, the Ministry of Tourism reported increased interest on the part of the candidates. In the category in which it competes Medieval Fair "Remember the glory" there are more 34 nominated events.
Except in the category "Tourist Event", Sliven is also competing in the category "The Choice of the Bulgarians". In this category, all sites in the "100 National Sites" campaign have been nominated.
How can we support Sliven?
Nominations are sorted alphabetically in each category.
To support the Medieval Fair "Remember the Glory", Sliven:
1. Visit the address of the Tourism Ministry's Annual Awards.
2. In the section "Professional category", openning category " Tourist event "
3. Select "Medieval Fair remember the Glory, Sliven", which is the 26th in a row
4. 4. After selecting the nomination, press the "VOTE" blue button, which follows all the nominations listed.
5. After a successful vote, the page of the results category will open at this time.
To support the sites of Sliven District in the category "The Choice of the Bulgarians":
1. Visit the address of the Tourism Ministry's Annual Awards.
2. Open category "The Choice of Bulgarians"
3. On page 13, are presented six sites of Region Sliven
- Hadzhi Dimitar House Museum
National Museum of Textile Industry
- Art Gallery "Dimitar Dobrovich"
- Pantheon of Georgi Stoykov Rakovski and Museum of the Kotel Revival, Kotel
- Natural History Museum, Kotel
- Yordan Yovkov House Museum, Zheravna village
4. After selecting the nomination, press the "VOTE" blue button, which is on the end of the nomination page.
The second edition of the prizes is organized in 16 categories, which will present the achievements achieved during the past year. They are: "Tourist Attraction / Object"; "Tourist event"; "The Spirit of Bulgaria", "Specialized Tourism"; "Tourist Destination"; "Innovation"; "Journalistic material on tourism in Bulgaria for 2017 in print media"; "Journalistic material on tourism in Bulgaria for 2017 in online media"; "Journalistic material about tourism in Bulgaria for 2017 on an internet blog"; "Journalistic material on tourism in Bulgaria for 2017 in radio"; "Journalistic material on tourism in Bulgaria for 2017 in television"; "Municipality of 2017 for Mountain Tourism"; "Municipality of 2017 for Sea Tourism";
"Municipality of 2017 for Wellness and SPA tourism"; "Municipality of 2017 for Cultural and Historical Tourism" and "The Choice of the Bulgarians".
The deadline for voting is 10 December. The awards will be presented to the winners at a ceremony on 12 December 2017 in Sofia.
Tuida Fortress opened for a group of delegates, representatives of Estonia, Spain and Romania. The group is composed of participants in a European project under the program ERASMUS +.
The visit of "Tuida" was part of the program, drawn up on the occasion of the residence of the participants in the town of Sliven. The participants took note of the history of the fortress, touched the Proto-Bulgarian archery and became part of one of the Bulgarian customs, namely the custom of Surva or Survakane.
Hosts and coordinators of the project are Hristo Botev Primary School - Sliven, Bulgaria.
For the second consecutive year, Tuida Fortress will participate in the initiative European Heritage Days(EHD)
European Heritage Days are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, and the National Coordinator for Bulgaria is the Ministry of Culture.For the first time, our country was involved in their celebration in 1999 year, and then the theme was "People's Architecture".
EHD will be marked with over 280 events in the territory of 77 municipalities in all districts in Bulgaria.Over 100 museums, cultural and natural objects will provide free entry for your visitors on certain days of September.Some of the events have already begun with the onset of the month when traditionally the 50 signatory countries of the European Cultural Convention have been directing their efforts to promote cultural heritage.
The pan-European theme under which Heritage Days will pass this year is "Heritage and Nature - a Landscape of Opportunities".Its aim is to focus public attention on the importance of cultural and natural heritage, both on their contribution to quality life and on socio-economic prosperity. At the same time, the issue raises the question of the interdependence between them in the process of preservation, access and popularization.
On this occasion on 30.09.2017 Fortress Tuida will be free admission for visitors.
Tuida Fortress will work with a free entrance to the World Tourism Day without any change in working hours from 09:00 until 20:00 o'clock.
World Tourism Day is celebrated annually on 27 September.It is celebrated since 1980 when the World Tourism Organization Statute enters into force in order to promote the international public's awareness of the importance of tourism and its role in the development of social, cultural, economic and political spheres of public life.
The topic of this annual World Day is "Sustainable tourism - a tool for development". The day will be dedicated to exploring the contribution of tourism to sustainable development.
The planned events on the territory of the Municipality of Sliven are info tour for the working people in the field of tourism will be held on September 27, when the World Tourism Day is celebrated, as well as entrance free in some of the tourist sites.The info tour will start at 10.30 am in the tourist information center of the Sinite Kamani Nature Park /the blue building to the market in center of the city/.There the program includes a presentation on "Historic Sites in Natural Park" Sinite kamani "- Facts and Legends".The presentation also includes familiarization with rare and protected birds inhabiting in the mountain of Sliven (Natural park Blue Stones).
From 11:00 to 12:00, the program continues with a visit to the Hadji Dimitar House Museum.
In information tour will include hoteliers, restaurateurs, owners and managers of attractions, sports facilities and others where visitors from the country or abroad are predominant. The main goal is the people who have the closest contact with the tourists and the guests of the town to know in detail - the cultural and historical heritage of Sliven, the natural landmarks in Blue Stones Nature Park and to motivate the guests of the town to visit them.
For the 6th time the Archaeological Reserve "Thracian and Antique City of Kabile" will host the Fair of Tourist Animation and Entertainment.
Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the ancient and medieval times. Touch the replicas of authentic weapons, shoot with bow, try ancient games and taste various antique foods and drinks.
For the second consecutive year, the team of Tuida Fortress will take part in the event.